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    Posted: 08 Jun 2019 at 00:21
A study was highlighted this week concerning plastic particles in the ocean off the coast of Monterrey Ca.
Apparently we are all breathing and ingesting plastic particles. So much is speculative now as to the levels that can be tolerated and whether toxic effects will build overtime and become deadly.

If the tiny sea animals are consuming microscopic plastic particles and it just goes into the food chain, we eat fish and the plastic might be staying in our bodies it's an unknown at this time. The article from National Geographic has most of the significant facts obtained through the recent study. 

I'm not entirely sure it's a bad thing if we can ingest plastic and live. Plastic is everywhere and we do have to breath. Maybe this is a kind of evolutionary adaptation that we have to make in order to live on Earth.


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The tons of plastic and other garbage finding it's way into our oceans is unsustainable.

The impact that it have over time on ocean dwelling creatures as well as humans can only be guessed at, but humans have to take action now to clean up the oceans and to keep them clean. Like in global warming, which we can only control in part, act now or suffer the long term consequences.
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They recently found a plastic bag at the bottom of the Marianas Trench in the Pacific, the deepest ocean floor anywhere. Plastic is a problem and it's right that things are being done about it. But as I said elsewhere on the net, expanding population also expands our problems. It is notable that all this global warming, pollution, waste, health susceptibility, and so forth has become an issue during the period where human global populations have rocketed to three times the previous maximums for the first time in history.
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Nothing is going to get better until, possibly due to overcrowding, we get an old fashioned plague. 
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Originally posted by Vanuatu Vanuatu wrote:

Nothing is going to get better until, possibly due to overcrowding, we get an old fashioned plague. 

Speaking of which, we weren't but......what's the big deal with Measles now?

When I was young, it was expected that we all got measles, mumps and chicken pox-it was all part of growing up. I've had all three and I think I'm OK, that is, I can't blame them for my current plethora of illnesses.
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regarding population, I would suggest checking out Hans Rosling's tedtalks.
Listening to him, things seem rather positive.

Just hope that you (we) don't get shingles, which is based on having chicken pox as a child. 

Things should be done about plastics, and they are being done about plastics, but not every idea is a good idea.  Some people are like OMG! we gotta do something!  Yes, but I worry about people embracing drastic measures that might do more harm than good.  I tend to favor forming little eco-systems of ideas, trying out different things in different places, seeing what can help, and what can hurt also.  But in a limited fashion, that is not so much imposing a top-down, one system fits, well, none.
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If the Good Lord had wanted us to have plastic intestines etc, we would have been born with them.Wink
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